February 8th, 2011
01:28 PM ET
Despite some hits Steven Tyler took from others when he announced he would be a judge on “American Idol” (we are looking at you Kid Rock) it looks like the decision is paying off.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, sales of Aerosmith music have skyrocketed since Tyler took his seat at the judges table.
Based on data from Nielsen SoundScan, Aerosmith’s 1994 compilation album “Big Ones” increased in sales by 260% after the “Idol’s” premiere.
Likewise, the band’s 2004 album “Devil's Got a New Disguise: The Very Best of Aerosmith” saw sales rise by 146% after the second week of “Idol” while two other Greatest Hits collections garnered sales increases of 137% and 147%, according to THR.
The magic also appears to be working for the group’s singles.
For the week ending Jan. 30, the band sold 34,000 downloads of the single “I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing” (a favorite of auditioners and former contestants alike) which marks an increase of 363% and “Dream On,” racked up 26,000 downloads – a 318% spike over the week before.
THR.com notes that prior to the debut of the new season of “American Idol,” Aerosmith catalog sales were on the decline selling fewer than 1,000 copies a week while that number now increased to more than 2,000 per release.
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